*Report: Foreign Journalists Beaten, Harassed in China*
A group of foreign journalists is complaining about a recent series of threats, harassment and beatings against international news reporters working in China.
In a statement Tuesday, the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China (FCCC) says it is alarmed by the nature and frequency of the incidents, some of which are reported to have involved state security forces.
Several international journalists are said to have been assaulted, had equipment confiscated and been forcibly detained during at least four separate incidents in various locations from late July until mid-August.
The Beijing-based FCCC, along with its sister organizations in Hong Kong and Shanghai, says the incidents represent a "clear risk of serious physical harm to journalists merely carrying out there professional duties in China."
Foreign journalists have long complained of official interference in their reporting in the Communist country, where local authorities have attempted to retain tight control of the flow of information.
*Bomb Blast Kills 8 in Southeastern Turkey*
A car bomb that exploded near a police station in southeastern Turkey has killed eight people and wounded 64 others.
Police say the blast happened Monday night in the town of Gaziantep, near the country's border with Syria.
The remote-controlled explosion also set several vehicles on fire.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing.
Rebels from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) are active in Turkey's Kurdish-majority southeast.
More than 40,000 people, mostly Kurds, have been killed since the PKK took up arms in 1984 to demand autonomy.